27 February 2009

Omani Hijab Style

My next country on 'Around The World: Hijab Style' is Oman, the first Arabic country I'm doing yay :D Now their style is pretty diverse ranging from clothing similar to that of the traditional Pakistani dress to the glamorous black abaya. I'm sure a lot of Omani hijabis wear modern clothing but I didn't really come across any pics of that style so mainly, there are the abayas and traditional style in the post.

First off, some young Omani women wearing lovely, embellished black abayas. My fave is the one on they left, I love those silky, shiny abayas and I like her hijab style too ^-^

This next Omani woman would be right on trend if she were here in that pretty paisley number. Her loose hijab style would be especially useful in the summer:

The traditional Omani niqab, is roughly this shape and is usually hard as opposed to other Arab countries where it's made of layers of gauzy black cloth.

Like Pakistani style, Omanis wear brightly coloured, embellished outfits. I love this next one!

I came across this Polyvore outfit, by ....nida.... and I thought it looked a bit like the above outfit so I'll put it in so you can pinch her style if you like:

something I would totally wear!!!

something I would totally wear!!! - by ....nida....

Next, more wonderful colour with some Omani pals:

Omani fashion on the runway:

Great tie dye galabiya:

More Pakistani-Omani style:

And my fave pic! I sooo want this galabiya and I haven't even seen the front:

And lastly, the random pics I didn't know where to put:

Great hijab wrap, probs my fave:

More countries coming soon, Insha'Allah!

13 comments:

M.J. said...

ooh masAllah they're so pretty and chic!! can you post more of these if you get the chance? they're so beautiful. the girl in the silver hijab is so cute!

Zaenab said...

MJ: insha'Allah i will look for some more photos and post them in the future :)

Pixie said...

Oman is my fave.

Turkish Muslimah said...

Woow mashallah they all look so gorgezz

HeadCoverGirl said...

oohh...They are all so beautiful!

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Anonymous said...

I dont understand. Some girls leave the front hair uncovered. Are they not defying the purpose of hijaab? That of covering the hair to uphold modesty?! What is with that? A girl at uni wears her hijaab like that. Non Muslim girls often ask ME, if she is going to show the front quarter of her hair why not show it all?! These girls are so pretty mashAllah but seriously, if you decide to wear hijaab, wear it in the proper manner so that people do not look at you twice and think What on earth?! No offence intented to anyone, everyone is entitled to thier own opinion and i have voiced out mine! God bless you All. Love&Peace. Salaam. M.

Mamati @ Daily dose of me said...

Being an Omani its is with great pride that i answer to this post.

A great post that highlights on Oman and our style. I couldnt have said it better :)

Thanks

Anonymous said...

the girls who show hair front in Oman are not actually mohajjabat but are abiding to our cultural rules thats all

BTW the last pic is of my co workers

Shasharishi said...

I love that Omani niquab! It makes me think of a ninja... not sure if that's a good thing! The silky abaya you like is a moroccan-style jelaba I believe. Difficult to find outside of Morocco!

sheena said...

they look gorgeous! mashallah..........

imaanii said...

Salaam :) I really like this post, I like seeing Islamic clothing from around the world. I hope I can visit the UAE one day inshaAllah.

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